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|Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Here's a list of all of the "+CMS ERROR" codes for the GSM modem interface ... they can be found defined in the ETSI GSM specs. I figure it is worth posting as they are split between the GSM 07.05, GSM 03.40 and GSM 04.11 specs, and I frequently have to look this up for support incidents. (So if nothing else, I'll be able to search out here to find the list.)
CMS ERROR code list (GSM Modem error codes):
1 - "Unassigned (unallocated) number"
This cause indicates that the destination requested by the Mobile Station cannot be reached because, although the number is in a valid format, it is not currently assigned (allocated).
8 - "Operator determined barring"
This cause indicates that the MS has tried to send a mobile originating short message when the MS's network operator or service provider has forbidden such transactions.
10 - "Call barred"
This cause indicates that the outgoing call barred service applies to the short message service for the called destination.
21 - "Short message transfer rejected"
This cause indicates that the equipment sending this cause does not wish to accept this short message, although it could have accepted the short message since the equipment sending this cause is neither busy nor incompatible.
27 - "Destination out of service"
This cause indicates that the destination indicated by the Mobile Station cannot be reached because the interface to the destination is not functioning correctly. The term "not functioning correctly" indicates that a signalling message was unable to be delivered to the remote user; e.g., a physical layer or data link layer failure at the remote user, user equipment off-line, etc.
28 - "Unidentified subscriber"
This cause indicates that the subscriber is not registered in the PLMN (i.e. IMSI not known).
29 - "Facility rejected"
This cause indicates that the facility requested by the Mobile Station is not supported by the PLMN.
30 - "Unknown subscriber"
This cause indicates that the subscriber is not registered in the HLR (i.e. IMSI or directory number is not allocated to a subscriber).
38 - "Network out of order"
This cause indicates that the network is not functioning correctly and that the condition is likely to last a relatively long period of time; e.g., immediately reattempting the short message transfer is not likely to be successful.
41 - "Temporary failure"
This cause indicates that the network is not functioning correctly and that the condition is not likely to last a long period of time; e.g., the Mobile Station may wish to try another short message transfer attempt almost immediately.
42 - "Congestion"
This cause indicates that the short message service cannot be serviced because of high traffic.
47 - "Resources unavailable, unspecified"
This cause is used to report a resource unavailable event only when no other cause applies.
50 - "Requested facility not subscribed"
This cause indicates that the requested short message service could not be provided by the network because the user has not completed the necessary administrative arrangements with its supporting networks.
69 - "Requested facility not implemented"
This cause indicates that the network is unable to provide the requested short message service.
81 - "Invalid short message transfer reference value"
This cause indicates that the equipment sending this cause has received a message with a short message reference which is not currently in use on the MS-network interface.
95 - "Invalid message, unspecified"
This cause is used to report an invalid message event only when no other cause in the invalid message class applies.
96 - "Invalid mandatory information"
This cause indicates that the equipment sending this cause has received a message where a mandatory information element is missing and/or has a content error (the two cases are indistinguishable).
97 - "Message type non-existent or not implemented"
This cause indicates that the equipment sending this cause has received a message with a message type it does not recognize either because this is a message not defined or defined but not implemented by the equipment sending this cause.
98 - "Message not compatible with short message protocol state"
This cause indicates that the equipment sending this cause has received a message such that the procedures do not indicate that this is a permissible message to receive while in the short message transfer state.
99 - "Information element non-existent or not implemented"
This cause indicates that the equipment sending this cause has received a message which includes information elements not recognized because the information element identifier is not defined or it is defined but not implemented by the equipment sending the cause. However, the information element is not required to be present in the message in order for the equipment sending the cause to process the message.
111 - "Protocol error, unspecified"
This cause is used to report a protocol error event only when no other cause applies.
127 - "Interworking, unspecified"
This cause indicates that there has been interworking with a network which does not provide causes for actions it takes; thus, the precise cause for a message which is being send cannot be ascertained.
0...127 - Other values in this range are reserved, defined by GSM 04.11 Annex E-2 values
128 - Telematic interworking not supported x
129 - Short message Type 0 not supported x x
130 - Cannot replace short message x x
143 - Unspecified TP-PID error x x
144 - Data coding scheme (alphabet) not supported x
145 - Message class not supported x
159 - Unspecified TP-DCS error x x
160 - Command cannot be actioned x
161 - Command unsupported x
175 - Unspecified TP-Command error x
176 - TPDU not supported x x
192 - SC busy x
193 - No SC subscription x
194 - SC system failure x
195 - Invalid SME address x
196 - Destination SME barred x
197 - SM Rejected-Duplicate SM x
198 - TP-VPF not supported X
199 - TP-VP not supported X
208 - SIM SMS storage full x
209 - No SMS storage capability in SIM x
210 - Error in MS x
211 - Memory Capacity Exceeded X
212 - SIM Application Toolkit Busy x x
255 - Unspecified error cause
128...255 - Other values in this range are reserved, defined by GSM 03.40 subclause 220.127.116.11 values
300 - ME failure
301 - SMS service of ME reserved
302 - operation not allowed
303 - operation not supported
304 - invalid PDU mode parameter
305 - invalid text mode parameter
310 - SIM not inserted
311 - SIM PIN required
312 - PH-SIM PIN required
313 - SIM failure
314 - SIM busy
315 - SIM wrong
316 - SIM PUK required
317 - SIM PIN2 required
318 - SIM PUK2 required
320 - memory failure
321 - invalid memory index
322 - memory full
330 - SMSC address unknown
331 - no network service
332 - network timeout
340 - no +CNMA acknowledgement expected
500 - unknown error
256...511 - Other values in this range are reserved
512... - manufacturer specific
Post Number: 23
Reviewing updated version of the relevant specifications, we can add the following additional error codes from 3GPP TS 24.011:
17 - "Network failure".
This cause is sent to the MS if the MSC cannot service an MS generated request because of PLMN failures, e.g. problems in MAP.
22 - "Congestion".
This cause is sent if the service request cannot be actioned because of congestion (e.g. no channel, facility busy/congested etc.).
22 - "Memory capacity exceeded".
This cause indicates that the mobile station cannot store the incoming short message due to lack of storage capacity.
Note that error "22" is defined twice. It is likely that "CMS ERROR 22" would be due to the first definition, while the second definition is likely to only be a status code for delivery reports.